VANS WARPED TOUR UK Tickets
Vans Warped UK Tour for Alexandra Palace tickets are on sale NOW - day and weekend tickets are available for Nov 16th and 17th
Road To Warped tour tickets are available HERE
Bands playing on Saturday Nov 16th are:- RISE AGAINST; PARKWAY DRIVE; Air Dubai; Billy Talent; Blood Command; Capture The Crown; Chiodos; Crossfaith; Escape The Fate; Fact; Itch; Like Moths To Flames; Memphis May Fire; Real Friends; Sublime With Rome; We Came As Romans; Yellowcard; The Younger
Bands playing on Saturday Nov 17th are:- ENTER SHIKARI; RISE AGAINST; Anberlin; Billy Talent; Coheed and Cambria; The Color Morale; Cyota; Flogging Molly; Ghost Town; Hacktivist; The Hype Theory; Like Torches; The Maine; Neck Deep; Rdgldgren; Skinny Lister; Yellowcard .
Held at London’s historic Alexandra Palace on November 16th and 17th, the 2013 UK leg of the VANS WARPED TOUR has now been boosted with the news that ENTER SHIKARI and PARKWAY DRIVE will join the previously announced RISE AGAINST and BILLY TALENT as headliners.
Continuing their self-proclaimed mission statement to “abuse music’s worthless genre boundaries”, St. Albans quartet ENTER SHIKARI’S visceral live experience is set to shake the foundations of AlexEnter Shikariandra Palace when they hit WARPED. Since their third album ‘A Flash Flood of Colour’ crashed into the charts at #4, the band have delivered their genre-colliding sound to Europe, North America, Oceania and Japan. WARPED represents their first major London show since they closed 2012 with two major shows at the prestigious Roundhouse venue.
Enter Shikari Front man Rou Reynolds: “We’re chomping at the proverbial bit for Warped Tour UK.
Its an honour to even play let alone headline! and being able to experience that Warped Tour vibe and not have to be crammed into a 400 ton cylindrical object 36,000 feet above the ground for 9 hours is great! Alexandra Palace is such a smashing venue too, very salubrious. If I was a lame-ass, (and I’m not) I’d say we were gonna give this gig 110%. But seeing as that isn’t physically possible (and, as we’ve established, I’m not a lame ass) I won’t say that”.
RISE AGAINST were the first headliner to be revealed on Monster Energy Main Stage, bringing their arsenal of politically charged melodic hardcore to a London indoor arena for the first time in two years.
Since 1999, Tim McGrath and co have been spreading their progresive message with stunning songs and electric live shows, rising up through the underground to enjoy the kind of mainstream success very few punk rock acts can genuinely lay claim to, including a TOP 40 album with 2011’s “Endgame”.
Says Tim: “As a band that used to open the lowliest of Warped side stages in sun-drenched parking lots across the states, we’re elated to be headlining Warped Tour UK as it spreads its wings across the pond.”
With their championing of righteous causes, punk ethos and anthems such as “Saviour”, “Help Is On The Way”, “Make It Stop”, and “Prayer of the Refugee”, RISE AGAINST perfectly capture the spirit of WARPED TOUR, and their headline slot this year is a match made in hardcore heaven.
Joining them are six sensational acts, the first coming in the form of Canadian punk rockers BILLY TALENT.
Going supernova with their “Try Honesty” single back in 2003, BILLY TALENT have racked up the platinum albums, sold out shows and chart positions in the ten years that followed. No strangers to VANS WARPED TOUR, having performed in the US in 2006 and returning for this year’s American run, fans are in for a treat as they bring the room filling sounds of the likes of “The Ex”, “Red Flag”, “Devil On My Shoulder” and “Viking Death March” to a 10,000 strong Ally Pally.
Since blasting out of their hometown of Byron Bay on Australia’s east coast, PARKWAY DRIVE’s blend of power, charisma and uncompromising metallic hardcore has captivated audiences the world over. After first hitting the Australian charts with their debut album ‘Killing With A Smile’ and hitting the Top 10 with ‘Horizons’, their third album ‘Deep Blue’ spread word of their talents to a wider international audience – and last year’s ‘Atlas’ cemented their growing stature, all the while expanding their sonic palette while moving into brave new sounds.
Says vocalist Winston McCall: “We are unbelievably excited and honoured to be part of Warped Tour UK 2013! Warped Tour has been a massive part of this band’s lives from before Parkway even existed so to be kicking it in the UK with such an amazing line-up is going to be mental!”
The ascension of ESCAPE THE FATE has reached a new level with the recent release of their fourth album ‘Ungrateful’ – helped in part by the popularity of the title track which has passed 1.7 million views on YouTube. Fronted by the irrepressible Craig Mabbitt, the WARPED show represents the first time that the Las Vegas band have played in the capital since the release of the album, and their knack for blending aggression and melody is sure to receive a roar of approval.
VANS WARPED TOUR is not just about big names and platinum sellers, and prides itself on being the first to bring you the hottest new talent, and this year is no exception. Australia’s CAPTURE THE CROWNcome up from down under armed with viscious metallic hardcore laced with hooks so massive their debut video has ratcheted up over 6 million views in little over a year.
"We’ve all dreamt of playing Warped Tour for basically our whole lives and now we get the chance?” enthuses guitarist Jye Menzies. “It’s fucking mind blowing to say the least! We’re all extremely excited to travel to the UK and play to fans that haven’t had the chance to see us yet. Everyone should expect a show that’s full of energy and a fuck load of fun!”
Last year, CROSSFAITH laid waste to the Kevin Says stage, ramming the room and leaving hundreds of fans unable to catch the phenominal set due to capacity restrictions. This year, VANS WARPED rectify the problem by sticking the Japanese Electro metalcore masters on the Monster Energy Main Stage, to ensure that CROSSFAITH can throw down a much bigger dance metal party in the main hall.
Singer Kenta Koie looks forward to their return:
“We’ve played at Warped UK last year, which was an honor to be on the bill and it is one of our greatest memories. We’re gonna destroy the floor again! See ya in da pit!”
ITCH is no stranger to the punk world, having graced magazine covers, sold out tour posters and radio airwaves while fronting THE KING BLUES. Over four albums and seven years, ITCH’s political spirit was spat out to many, many thousands, refreshed by someone with something to say. With TKB disbanded, ITCH shows no sign of slowing down, and continues to spread his message as a solo artist, with his new work mixing punk, pop, reggae, folk, dubstep and dance and a lyrical finesse that is both flourishing and fearless.
“The first time the Warped Tour came to UK I was there at the front the whole time.” He says. “To be playing Warped UK is an honour. I’m mad excited its gonna go off!”
Currently tearing it up across the US with Senses Fail and Such Gold, REAL FRIENDS Make their UK debut, bringing their suburban Chicago pop-punk to the line up.
“Real Friends is beyond excited to come over to the UK with Warped Tour.”Says bassist Kyle Fassell. “This is one of those moments when you just sit back and really appreciate the opportunities that are thrown your way. Can’t wait to hit the UK for the first time, and definitely not the last.”
YELLOWCARD leave the Florida sunshine to bring their violin-laced pop-punk to North London. Frontman Ryan Key states:
“We have been a part of the Warped Tour family for over a decade now. We are so honored to help bring the Tour overseas!”
Having refined the art of good time party music since 1997, the Floridian five piece will bring the spirit of a red-cups-and-beer-bong college keg party that is bound to break out in spontaneous bouncing and hearty singalongs as they bust out faves like “Only Me” and “Ocean Avenue”
With four stages and two days, this is just a taste of things to come, with over 45 bands – including futher headliners – still to be announced. As usual, the running order is to be decided on the day, and this year you may even see some surprise appearances from a select few bands who decide one show at WARPED is not enough and join for both days.
Keeping with tradition, a breathtaking extreme sports display will appear alongside the musical banquet, as well as dozens of stalls in a bigger merch market, which offers not only items from all the bands playing but also the chance to meet some of them at spontaneous signing sessions.
The London leg of the VANS WARPED TOUR can now also confirm the addition of the fast-rising BLOOD COMMAND, Birmingham’s melodic metalcore quintet CYTOTA, grime-metal crossover pioneers HACKTIVIST, Fueled by Ramen’s electro-rockers GHOST TOWN and Wrexham pop-punkers NECK DEEP.